Kansas City Royals’ first baseman Eric Hosmer continues to rank among the game’s best with another solid season in the works. Has his first half made him a candidate to start in this season’s Midsummer Classic?
A few days ago, Oakland Athletics’ first baseman Yonder Alonso was in-line to start in this year’s All-Star game.
If you were one of the people that predicted Alonso being the lead at this point in the season, kudos to you.
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As the season inches on an we approach the All-Star break, though, a much more familiar face has risen to the top of the voting for American League first baseman; Eric Hosmer.
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Hosmer is currently in the midst of one of his best seasons, as the 27-year-old is slashing .300/.359/.458 with a .817 OPS.
On the other hand, Alonso is at a clip of .291/.387/.602 with a .988 OPS.
The real difference-maker between the two, though, is the power numbers. Hosmer is far behind Alonso (17 HR’s, 37 RBI’s), with just eight home run’s and 30 RBI’s.